Is God Calling you to plant a church?

Do you have a passion for a people and a place but don’t know what your next steps are?

Do you need training in fundraising, church planting preparation, and how to get to the field? Do you need coaching in how to engage a city with the gospel? Do you need to learn how to create a culture of multiplication where discipleship really happens?


The Summit SEND Church Planting Residency is an outreach of The Summit Church to help plant churches and help existing churches across America.

About the Residency

Our Residency meets from September-May each year. Currently, we meet from 9AM-3PM on Wednesdays for our in-house training. You will also be required to do some outside reading and study. We use the North American Mission Board’s “Multiply” training materials as well as materials developed by The Summit.

Every church planter that goes through the Summit Church Planting Residency will automatically be a part of the Summit Send Network for 5 years, if they so desire.

This membership is free and provides the following:

This membership is free and provides the following:
1. Free access to most materials produced by The Summit to use as desired.
2. Access to our National Engage Pastor (Bill Elliff).
3. Periodic video group leadership training by The Summit Staff and invited guests.
4. Site visits as needed from the National Engage Pastor and wife (Bill and Holly Elliff).
5. Assistance from The Summit staff as requested and available.
6. Peer-to-peer fellowship and growth through connection with like-minded pastors.
7. Regular prayer support from The Summit Church and Network members.

Hear from past residents

Watch this video and hear from past residents about how God used this program to equip them as church planters.

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